Originally Posted by veganf
So what is the deal with Zofran? I thought the way it worked was to relax the stomach muscles so that you don't vomit, but that it doesn't decrease nausea. But from the sounds of it people are taking it and having the nausea disappear too??
Yeah, it's job is to stop vomitting, but many people find it takes away nausea as well. I was on it during my last pregnancy & it was one item of a cocktail that seemed to keep me from vomitting as much as without it.
Things to remember about Zofran - it's really constipating. Some people have worse trouble than others. It's not great for the liver, which in Alternative Healing is thought to be a major culprit of M/S. And, then some women have trouble going off of it. It's not that it's addictive in any way, but after having that nausea/vomitting sensor turned off so thoroughly, it's almost like there's a week where I just felt AWFUL but, then my body found its equalibrium again.
My friend did not have HG, but her Dr. put it on it due to vomitting sometimes each day, sometimes not (she never even lost a pound!)... then she had trouble getting off of it. Whenever she'd try to stop, she'd feel like she was back in the 1st trimester, until finally she just decided to bite the bullet. She went off of it completely at about 32 weeks during vacation - vomitted like crazy and by 33 she felt totally fluffy once it was out of her system. It just seemed like a waste!
I can attest that the relief Zofran gives is really wonderful. And, only you can decide if you're to the point where you want to do that.
Amy, I'm so glad you're getting some relief!
I'm officially 6 weeks. I'd been in the hospital (not admitted yet though) at this point in my last pregnancy. I feel GREAT. I have not had a SINGLE bit of nausea even! I have NEVER had a pregnancy like this. I've lost weight (6lbs to 25lbs) with each pregnancy... so far I've actually gained!!!!
I've been sticking with my same program:
This is what I'm on... (pretty much since my BFP)
150 mg of B-6 spread out into 3 doses (just cheap stuff from grocery store, I take vit C for absorbtion)
1 unisom at bedtime (along with one of the B-6's) - I take this only because of my history with severe Nausea and Vomitting in Pregnancy (NVP)
Enzymes before meals Simplexity Health Enzymes
Wild Yam Root in pill form 3x per day PLUS by Mannatech
Milk Thistle 3x per day
Extra folic acid (800 mcg total)
Water with lemon
Flax Seed Oil (this isn't really NVP prevention)